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Aims to foster a lively and engaged community of people and organizations who are based in the Bay Area and work internationally. We aggregate job opportunities, organize events, and support our network of members who are active in the fields of international development, governance, peacebuilding, human rights, trade, and environmental issues, as well as those working on international business development.




  • Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Underdog Foundation identifies non-profit organizations that are in need of grants and that have demonstrated abilities to provide important community services; as well as assistance in the form of finance, marketing, operations, strategic partnering, and negotiations. Provides a place for investors, CEOs and advisors to provide mentoring and technical expertise to support non-profit organizations doing important work in our communities. The interest areas of the Underdog Foundation are: Environment and Conservation, Community Investment, Women’s Entrepreneurship, International Community Investment and Community Development.




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    A crowdsourced database of competitions, grants, fellowships and awards in support of over 600 innovations that help NGOs, innovators, social enterprises, and developing-world communities leverage appropriate technology solutions to share and discover sustainable solutions to problems of poverty.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Tech Awards honors innovators from around the world — individuals, non-profit organizations and companies — who are applying technology to benefit humanity. The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology to significantly improve human conditions in 5 awards categories: environment, education, young innovator, health, and economic development. All laureates are awared cash prizes of $50,000 at the annual gala where more than 1,200 esteemed innovators and members of the world community gather to celebrate the power of technology to address global challenges and benefit humanity.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (San Jose)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Looks to recognize innovators under the age of 40 from all fields with new contributions to the field of sustainability science, including, renewable energy, energy security, climate change, and environment. Up to 4 winners are honored at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green Conference.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The first ever Sankalp Global Innovation Challenge (Sankalp GIC) is a call for innovative technology-based product solutions that can reach the Next 3 Billion (N3B) and contribute to inclusive development. The platform will recognize some of the best innovations from around the world for their relevance to the emerging markets in developing countries (developing Asia, Africa, and Latin America). Top innovators get to showcase their work at the Sankalp Global Summit along with a chance to win prize money upto $50k.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Awards and helps scale-up startups of 4 winning teams who address environmental, economic, technology, and transportation initiatives in Kenya, with hopes that rising investments in entrepreneurship, ecosystem creation and market building will help to boost enterprise activity, and incubate the kind of startups that will go on to become the next mPesa.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: International (Kenya)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Provides social entrepreneurs with scholarships, pro-bono consulting services, executive education courses at Harvard Business School, INSEAD. and Stanford, and invitations to the World Economic Forum. Potential for winners to also be nomiated to the Young Global Leaders network (http://www.weforum.org/community/forum-young-global-leaders) if under 40 years old.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit

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    The Skoll Awards distinguishes up to 10 transformative leaders whose organizations are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale “equilibrium” change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world. They are given funding (typically $50,000 – $1.25 million over 3 years on average) and support by a global network of entrepreneurs, innovators, and government leaders and are formally recognized at the Skoll World Forum Awards Ceremony in April.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit

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    1 year grants that supports campaigns, collaborations, and coalitions that are current and former New York Foundation grantees addressing community organization, advocacy, public policy, and innovative approaches to address urgent nees in NYC.




  • Timeline: 2: Spring, Summer
    Location: US (NYC)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Funds for summer internships in community organizing for young people 15-23 years old




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (NYC)
    Eligibility: Any (aged 15-23)

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    10 week internship position for undergraduate students (junior or serniors preferred) to oversee the Summer Internship in Community Organizing (SICO) program which enables current grantees to hire young people who are interested in exploring the field of community organizing in NYC. Intern conducts site visits to the SICO interns, coordinates an orientation session, writes a report about the summer program, reviews proposals, participates in program meetings and grantee site visits, and attends funder briefings




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (NYC)
    Eligibility: Student (UG Junior or Senior preferred)

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    Grants for new,untested organizations and general institutional support of up to $40,000 to $45,000 for each year of eligibility: start-up organizations are eligible for five consecutive years of support; other categories are eligible for up to three years. Grants are made for one year at a time, and grantees must reapply annually.




  • Timeline: Rolling Deadlines
    Location: US (NYC)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Core grantees have access to the Foundation’s extensive Capacity-Building Program, which offers grantees one-on-one consultation with experienced providers of nonprofit management assistance, monthly trainings, and access to the Small Grants Pool, which grantees can request small supplementary grants for technical assistance, leadership development, and to expand their capacity to engage in community organizing. Grants range from $250 to $5000




  • Timeline: Rolling Deadlines
    Location: US (NYC)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Selects a small number of high potential change agents from around the world who are working on disruptive innovations in the areas of healthcare, livelihood development, environment, humanitarian aid/relief, education, and civic engagement, among many others. Fellows work in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, have a positive track record as leaders in social innovation, and join a network of experts, peers, and supporters.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (individual)

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    Leadership development opportunity designed to help high potential working scientists become more effective communicators, collaborators and leaders both within and beyond the traditional bounds of academia. Fellows participate in a special training program, held each October on an island off the coast of Maine; later they attend and give short presentations at the PopTech annual conference, which brings together a global network of cutting-edge leaders, thinkers and doers from diverse disciplines.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (individual)

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    Brings together small, interdisciplinary groups of designers, economists, technologists and social innovators for an immersive residencey at the Rockefeller Foundation’s renowned Bellagio Center on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Serves as an incubator of unconventional, cross-disciplinary collaboration around critical topics relevant to the lives of poor and vulnerable populations, and also serves as a laboratory for the study of the nature of collaboration itself as a profound tool for creative problem-solving and solution development.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (individual)

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    Grants support organization and advoacy groups with community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard in New York City. Start-up organizations eligible for five consecutive years of support; other categories are eligible for up to three years. Grants are made for one year at a time, and grantees must reapply annually. Grants range from $40,000 to $45,000 for each year of eligibility.




  • Timeline: 3: Spring, Summer, Winter
    Location: US (NYC)
    Eligibility: Non-profit

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    Lists grants available since 2001 concerning scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Underdog Ventures  Funding

    Venture capital firm specializing in making investments in socially aware, high-net-worth individuals and companies. It prefers to invest in natural and organic food, environment and conservation, socially responsible consumer products, women-owned businesses, community wealth creation, and socially responsible investment companies




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit

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    The Rolex Awards for Enterprise supports pioneering work in five areas: applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health. Projects from all over the world are assessed on their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and, above all, on the candidates own spirit of enterprise. Awards Laureates between 50,000 to 100,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects, worldwide publicity, and a Rolex chronometer.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Largest annual social impact awards ceremony in the United States that recognizes non-profit and social enterprise programs run by social impact organizations around the world, with topics addressing global poverty and hunger, disease, education, climate change, disaster response and preparedness, and health care accessibility.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    The foundation funds and supports community-based programs, volunteer service projects, disaster relief and other initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates. GPF invests resources in four areas they believe make the most impact: education, environment, community enrichment and entrepreneurship.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Grants between $25,000 to $100,000 to existing non-profit organizations or programs focused on defined areas of interest including education, social services, environment, community development, arts and culture, and health.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Non-profit, Government

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    Investors’ Circle  Funding

    Largest and most active early-stage impact investing network, with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices. To date, has invested in nearly $200 million into over 300 for-profit enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community. Benefits include oppotrunities to participate in national and local pitch day events, networking, and monthly newsletters.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit*

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    Seeks to supports persons with charitable, religious, artistic, medical, ethical, educational, and scientific projects that promote the good of others. The twice-annual awards grants between $15k – $25k per applicant, given out by the Board of Trustees of the Trust have enabled scores of individuals to develop their passion for serving others.




  • Timeline: 2: Spring, Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (NO BUSINESSES or INSTITUTIONS)

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    The Blackstone Innovation Grants will be awarded to organizations that are tackling the big challenges facing entrepreneurship and that, through their work, are building an increasingly inclusive and prosperous society. The Foundation is looking for big, bold ideas – across sectors and in a variety of regions – that have the potential for creating lasting change at a major regional, national and/or global scale.




  • Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit

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    A premier business-plan competition and mentorship program for university and graduate students with ideas at various stages of development addressing food and agribusiness. Finalists will present their business plan at the Award Ceremony and compete to win, with up to $25,000 in total prize money will be awarded ($12k, $8k, and $5k for first through third place, respectively).




  • Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students

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    6 month incubator program + 6 month extension option that provides additional resources and mentorship for companies working to solve today’s pressing energy and climate problems. Winners receive an additional $5,000 in funding for a total of $10,000 in seed funds for participation in The Foundry, as well as access to BECI‘s extensive network of energy and climate experts from both UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz
    Eligibility: Students, Faculty, staff, or alumni (at one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz)

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    Offers competitions and awards cash prizes honoring entrepreneurial ventures and city, state and national governments supporting entrepreneurial ventures that are changing the world – helping to improve the quality of life and revitalize the environment and economy of communities and developing regions through sustainable transportation (New Mobility) enterprise. Competitions include: Global Grand Mobi, Michigan Mobi, Enterprising City/State/Nation Mobi, Mobi – x India: honoring New Mobility related entrepreneurs, big businesses and government agencies, and the New Opportunity: For Connected And Automated Mobility Solutions, as well as the People’s Choice Voting. Applicants receive access to the Mobi platform, a cyberspace that crowd sources, connects, honors and advances New Mobility enterprises globally.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit, government*

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    Provides six innovators aged 30 or under cash prizes of $10,000 along with support and mentorship for projects involving innovative and scaleable technologies or initiatives that tackle challenges of sustainabile living related to one or more of the 8 Global Goals for Sustainabile Development (SDGs). One winner receives a $50k cash prize and is awarded at the HRH The prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreur Prize at an event in London and $25k worht of support and mentoring.




  • Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (individual, entrepreneurs)

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    A total of $250,000 will be awarded to 18 partnerships that aim to improve the quality of life in Berkeley through education, art and culture, economic self-sufficiency, neighborhood development, and community safety. Each of the funded projects will be carried out collaboratively, featuring a partnership between a local organization and UC Berkeley, students, faculty or staff.




  • Timeline: 2: Fall, Spring
    Location: Bay Area, UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any (must include at least one eligible community and university partner)

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    An urban ventures accelerator with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems everywhere. Offers the Clean Energy Prize, a 4-month program to support early stage companies creating clean energy solutions, provides a $15k grant, consulting services and mentorship, seed-funding, and free office space.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: For-profit

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    Engineering For Change (E4C)  Accelerators and Incubators

    E4C is a hybrid organization with three integrated arms: An online academy, innovation lab, and a media platform. E4C’s mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by better preparing the global development workforce, optimizing the solutions development cycle, and ensuring public health and safety.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Provides services tailored to health and biotech startups offering graduates and postdoctoral fellows at UC Berkeley with a matrix of support for entrepreneurs, incubators, venture capital fund, innovative partnerships and healthtech and science industry alliances, discounted conferences and events, and team-based coaching and advice. The Global innovation program works with individual country or regional clients to tailor a training program done, via satellite, for entrepreneurs across the globe, entrepreneurial partnerships, and site visits.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Students, faculty, staff, or alumni (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF)

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    USAID Launch  Accelerators and Incubators

    An accelerator and open innovation plaform with a materials/environmental focus that supports social entrepreneurs via netowrks of mentors that provide pro-bono innovator support and mentorship, with hundreds of programs focused on a specific theme (e.g., materials for sustainability). LAUNCH challenges encourages innovators to create life-changing, sustainable solutions in water, health, energy, waste, materials and green chemistry.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Accelerator Program is a 10 month program that helps early-stage social enterprises formalize their business models through modules focused on business strategy, operational planning, metrics, and financials, entailing 2-3 hours of weekly phone calls with an online mentor located in Silicon Valley.




  • Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    Global Development Incubator program that provides diagnostics, manpower, and networks to increase the scale, reach, and impact of social enterprises. Addresses several key initiatives including Agriculture, Development, Health, and Business.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    MaRS  Accelerators and Incubators

    Matches entrepreneurs with advisors who provide market intelligence, capital, courses and workshops, connections to funding and potential partners, market research, and networking opportunities. MaRS focuses its work on several main sectors: Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Cleantech, Health, and Social Innovation.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International (Canada)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Enables scientists and biotech entrepreneurs to research and develop their products by providing economical lab facilities, a large biotech community, and a host of services to accelerate their success. These services are ideal for early stage synthetic biology, clean tech, green chemistry, food, and natural products focused companies.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    India’s largest executive training program and organization database for leaders of non-profits and social businesses empowering them with funds, networks, leadership forums, partnerships, and skills to help them scale. Provides two programs: Leadership Development and Portfolio Support, and a large database of organizations addressing India’s most pressing problems.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: International (India)
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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